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60th Wedding Anniversary - Diamond

 

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Traditionally the 60th wedding anniversary (diamond wedding) gift is a diamond. Diamonds are also used as gifts for the 10th and 30th wedding anniversaries in the modern list. The 75th anniversary is known as the 'double diamond' wedding anniversary.

The birthstone month of April is also represented by the diamond.

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Diamond Jewelry

Why not create your own jewelry for this very special anniversary? There places where you are able to pick your own stone and setting to make it a very unique gift. Click on the link below to find out how to make your perfect 60th wedding anniversary gift.


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Commemorative 60th Wedding Anniversary China

Buy a piece of china that commemorates the couples anniversary. There are many items available including plates, bowls, cups and saucers and vases.

Glassware

Have a bowl or vase engraved with the couples names and date of their wedding anniversary. Add a small gift that could be used with the glassware if desired.

Vacation

Have a holiday to South Africa and visit one of the famous producers of diamonds. Or revisit your honeymoon destination. Remember though that 60 years have passed and the place may have changed.

DVD with Diamond in the Title

Buy a DVD with diamond in the title. There are not many but if they are a 'Bond' fan then 'Diamonds Are Forever' may be suitable. Add a bottle of champagne as this is a special anniversary.

Champagne Flutes

Purchase champagne flutes commemorating the anniversary. Buy a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine to have with the gift.

Coin Set

Coin sets are available to celebrate the year the couple got married. Each one is a mint condition coin from year in question. Or you may choose to purchase a set with the current year on it to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

CD with Diamond in the Title

Check the couples taste in music and find a CD with diamond in the title that they will enjoy. If the couple enjoy Neil Diamond music then this may make a suitable gift.

Book with Diamond in the Title

Books are always a good buy. Find one that both can read and enjoy. 'Diamond is Forever: The Illustrated Story of Neil Diamond and His Music' by Jon Bream may be an interesting biography to give. Or a book about Hatton Garden which is known for its diamonds. The book written by Rachel Lichtenstein 'Diamond Street: The Hidden World of Hatton Garden' may suit people interested in history.

His and Her Diamond Watch

Often watches have the 12 replaced with a gemstone. Look for ones with diamonds and give the happy couple matching watches for this anniversary.


Facts For Diamonds

Diamonds are the hardest of the known natural materials, measuring 10 on the Moh scale. This makes it very useful for industry and jewelry. Diamonds make excellent abrasives because they can only be scratched by another diamond. The use of diamonds in drill bits and engraving tools also dates to very early in history.

About 130 million carats (26,000 kg) are mined annually, with a total value of nearly 9 billion USD. About 100,000 kg are also synthesized annually.

Diamonds are commonly valued by the “four C's”: carat, clarity, color, and cut. The cutting of a diamond is a skilled operation, so that the brilliance is shown to the best advantage. Between 50 and 60% of the diamond is lost during the cutting and polishing process. If the diamond is badly flawed then the loss can be significantly higher.

Diamonds originate from central and southern Africa, although other sources diamonds have been discovered in Australia, Brazil Canada, India and Russia.

The diamond has been treasured since at least 2,500 years ago when they where used as religious icons in India.


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